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Course summary

Put the text into context. Combine a love of literature with a passion for the past on this English and history joint honours degree. If you’re an innovative thinker who thrives on the stimulating combination of English literature and history, this qualification will appeal to you. As part of your course, you’ll:

  • Learn about the relationship between the two subjects by critically and creatively focusing on specific time periods or themes
  • Analyse the key genres of prose, poetry and drama
  • Explore the relationship between historical developments and genres of creative literature, including detective fiction and postcolonial literatures
  • Engage critically with literary texts from a variety of historical periods, cultures, and genres, from the early modern era to the present day
  • Gain an understanding of human developments, ranging from the 17th century to the 20th century
Find out more You’ll learn from tutors who are widely published and actively researching new topics, providing fresh course content that is constantly evolving. We regularly offer cultural studies seminars where visiting lecturers present and elaborate on their own literary or historical research. Why study English and History at Leeds Beckett University...
  • Strong and meaningful partnerships with community organisations
  • We offer distinctive and creative programmes that are responsive to the changes taking place in society
  • Explore two subjects in detail on an interdisciplinary course
  • Study dedicated joint honours modules
  • Real-life projects
  • Expert careers service


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Emergence of Modern Europe
  • Short Stories
  • Shakespearean Drama
  • Migration & Cultural Encounters
  • 20th-Century Europe
  • The Novel
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Everybody Hurts: Health, Disability & Wellbeing
  • Theory & Practice
  • In addition, choose from a list of Year 2 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.
  • Year 3 Core Modules:
    • Dissertation or Working with the Past Major Project
  • In addition, choose from a list of Year 3 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.

  • How to apply

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    If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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    Points of entry

    The following entry points are available for this course:

    • Year 1

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    Fees and funding

    Tuition fees

    England £9250 Year 1
    Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
    Scotland £9250 Year 1
    Wales £9250 Year 1

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    English and History at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS